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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown, Hogan Brown Fly Fishing

I spent a few days over the last week or two on the Lower Yuba and fishing was good to poor… just seemed on the day and the mood of the fish. Flows are steady at about 750-800cfs and clarity is what I would call gin clear. There are still salmon up on redds in the “lower river” around Hammond Grove area.  Most fish that clients caught came on egg patterns and I couldn’t find many that wanted to eat bugs even though I tried switching out all sorts flies. There was a sparse baetis hatch on a few of the days that smaller fish seemed to key on in the flats but I only saw one or two rises from fish that I would consider stringing up a dry fly rod for. Talked to a few other guides and eggs seemed to be the most consistent producer but a few fish were caught swinging streamers lower in the river.


  • Dec 23, 27-31
  • Jan 2, 4-9, 18, 19, 24, 25
  • Feb 8, 9, 14-16, 28

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